Science studio scares up fun

NANAIMO - Nanaimo Science Studio hosts third annual Spooktacular Science Challenge Sunday (Oct. 25).

Science is getting a little ghostly this Sunday (Oct. 25) with the Spooktacular Science Challenge.

The challenge, hosted by the Nanaimo Science Studio, is a family event to help kids get excited about science in a fun way.

Science challenges at the event include Myth Busters, Fear Factor, Spooky Slime and Scary Plastics. Children will learn about how some spooky animals get a bad name, what is in the mystery box, experiment with goopy slime and how hidden plastics are lurking in the sand.

The Spooktacular Science Challenge is at Bowen Park’s lower picnic shelter area. Onsite registration begins at 10 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m. and a raffle draw is being held at noon followed by science demos at 12:15p.m. There will also be veggie and beef hotdogs available for $2 and hot chocolate and coffee.

To pre-register please go to http://nanaimoscience.org. Pre-registration is $10 and onsite registration is $12. Adults and children under the age of four are free. Registration includes entry into the challenges, a beverage and paint balloon for the balloon slingshot.